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Protecting collective land rights through corporate due diligence: key principles

Lan Mei, Lawyer at the Forest Peoples Programme, explains a new guide to assist policymakers and businesses in understanding key elements of effective due diligence on collective land rights, Stepping up: protecting collective land rights through corporate due diligence. The growing momentum towards mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (HREDD) is welcome news for...

L7 to the G7: the need for mandatory due diligence in a post-pandemic world. Guest Blog.

Stephen Russell, International Policy Officer for Business and Human Rights at the TUC, draws from the recently published L7 statement to the G7 to highlight the call that mandatory due diligence obligations on multinational companies are an essential aspect of “building back fairer”. Trade unions have released their statement ahead of the G7 summit (11-13...

We need a new law to root out corporate supply chain abuses — wherever they take place

A new law mirroring existing provisions in the UK Bribery Act, could hold companies accountable if they “fail to prevent” a wide range of harmful human rights or environmental impacts — not just forced labour — wherever they occur. 

How Shell’s polluting business model in Nigeria may have to change

Oil spills have contaminated the Niger Delta for over 60 years. As courageous campaigners take the fossil fuel giant to court, will this mark an end to its polluting business model?

Hanging by a thread? COVID-19 and garment workers

As garment companies scramble to limit financial damage during the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of vulnerable people living in countries without a social safety net are bearing the brunt of the crisis.

Clean hands, dirty supply chains?

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the low pay and poor conditions of workers on precarious contracts around the world. Action is needed to better protect their rights.

Corporate governance reform: what prospects under the new Government?

In their election manifesto, the Conservative Party committed to strengthening the UK’s corporate governance regime. We explore what’s happened to date and look at recent proposals for corporate governance reform.

Cobalt mining, child labour and corporate accountability

In this blog, Joseph Maggs explores the landmark case filed against five tech giants in December 2019 - and the "accountability gap" that leads to companies getting away with child labour in their supply chains.